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COVID & GREEN PASS FAQ

MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business rigorously follows the Italian government and WHO regulations and instructions for dealing with the current Covid-19 situation.

Please refer to the FAQs below in order to collect more information on our Specialising Masters and check back regularly on this page for new updates.

FAQ

What is the exact start date of the programs?

All Masters + MBA FT

On campus kick off dates
The kick off date for FINTECH and IMIFRIM is 11/10/2021 on campus.
The kick off date for International Masters in Big Data, IMSCPM, IMIE, IM4, IMMCM is 25/10/2021 on campus.
The kick off date for International Masters in Sustainiability, IMCYM, IMDT and Full Time MBA is 03/11/2021 on campus.

Online kick off dates
The kick off date for International Masters in Big Data, IMMCM and Full Time MBA is 27/09/2021 online.
The kick off date for IMSCPM, IMIE, IM4 is 28/09/2021 online.
The kick off date for International Masters in Sustainiability, IMCYM, IMDT is 04/10/2021 online.

IMLUX

The kick-off date of the programme in France is 04/10/2021 at NEOMA Business School, Reims.
The start date of the second semester in Milan will be defined in the future.

When am I expected to arrive on campus?

See answer above, "What is the exact start date of the programs?", for the on campus kick off dates.

What if I can’t travel for the start of my course?

All Masters + MBA FT

The Tuition Fee paid by the Participant/Sponsor will be refundable only if the VISA application was submitted and rejected no later than 30 November 2021. The refund will be issued only upon and after the presentation of the official visa refusal letter of the Italian Embassy/Consulate to MIP proving the refusal of the visa request.

It being expressly understood that, in case the VISA request applications have been submitted later than the above-mentioned date, MIP will not provide the Participant with any reimbursement, but the Participant will be given the option to join the program in the 2022 intake or attend the entire program online in the 2021 intake itself.

IMLUX

Students are expected to be in campus at NEOMA Business School, Reims starting from the October 4th, 2021.

Can I continue working during the initial online part of the program?

All Masters + MBA FT

We don’t generally recommend this as the workload for the programme is quite high, even in the first month of online studies.

What will happen to my application if the University temporarily closes?

All Masters + MBA FT

If the school is unable to start the programme as planned, candidates will have the option of deferring their participation to the September 2022 intake.

Will I have more time to decide, considering the impact of COVID-19?

All Masters + MBA FT

The standard amount of time given to candidates to confirm their participation is 15 days from receipt of the admission offer. A short extension of this deadline can be requested in case you are applying for an education loan, external scholarship etc. or any other viable reason.

What if I'm unable to sit my exams and graduate as planned?

All Masters + MBA FT

Usually candidates are expected to graduate by 15 July of the concerned year to be able to join the September intake however, they will be given extra time to complete their exams and obtain a provisional degree/certificate.

Should I still apply if I'm unable to leave my home country?

All Masters + MBA FT

We encourage you to apply and secure an offer anyway. In case you are unable to arrive on campus on time, your offer will be valid for the September 2022 intake.

Can I/should I defer my place?

All Masters + MBA FT

Once admitted, candidates can defer their admission to the following year. They can retain the same tuition fee (if any increases should occur for the following intake) only by paying the first instalment to confirm their participation in 2021 itself.

What if I cannot take the IELTS/TOEFL tests?

All Masters + MBA FT

We understand that many test centres across the world are closed and that online testing facilities are limited. Candidates who have studied in the English language are usually not required to provide any English test certificates as long as they pass the motivational interview. Candidates who are required to provide one will be given the time until July 2021 to provide the test results and we can accept various tests scores like IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge ESOL, Duolingo and/or you can take our internal English test.

IMPM

We understand that many test centres across the world are closed and that online testing facilities are limited. Candidates can apply without an IELTS/TOEFL score and can be admitted on a conditional basis but they will be required to submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 89 before the start of the program as it is a mandatory requirement for the UK visa for Non-EU candidates.

Will you refund my deposit if I am unable to travel because of COVID-19?

All Masters + MBA FT

The Tuition Fee paid by the Participant/Sponsor will be refundable only if the VISA application was submitted and rejected no later than 30 November 2021. The refund will be issued only upon and after the presentation of the official visa refusal letter of the Italian Embassy/Consulate to MIP proving the refusal of the visa request.

It being expressly understood that, in case the VISA request applications have been submitted later than the above-mentioned date, MIP will not provide the Participant with any reimbursement, but the Participant will be given the option to join the program in the 2022 intake or attend the entire program online in the 2021 intake itself.

Will I be able to stay back in Italy after program completion?

All Masters + MBA FT

Yes, after graduation you will be entitled to apply for an extension called the Job Search/Students’ Entrepreneurship visa, which can be granted for up to one year and will allow you to stay in Italy legally while looking for work or to set up your own business. With this permit, you will also be allowed to accept work.

Can I expect any change in the policy for permanent residence permits for international students?

All Masters + MBA FT

A Study permit is granted for the duration of your studies with us. Upon completion of your studies, you will be entitled to either an Awaiting Employment permit (1 year) or a work permit for the duration of your work contract. We expect regulations to remain unchanged. After 6 years of consecutive residency in Italy, you can apply for the permanent residence permit and we expect no changes to this policy.

Will I still be able to apply for a work permit outside of the quota system on the basis of my studies in Italy?

All Masters + MBA FT

Yes, upon completion of your masters at Politecnico di Milano you will be untitled to be hired in Italy outside of the migration quota.

How is Covid-19 is impacting the Career Development Center activities?

All Masters + MBA FT

The Career Development Center is facing the emergency period by going digital in order to guarantee continuity to its activities, such as Virtual Career Fairs, Remote Consultancy Projects, online Careers Workshops and Company Presentations, and one-to-one Consultancy, depending on the programme.

How will the Business School manage Career Networking Events/Fairs considering the social distancing requirements?

MIP is giving continuity to its didactic activities in compliance with the safety regulations in force in Italy. Thanks to its innovative digital approach, MIP will be able to guarantee continuity to careers activities by switching them into digital if made necessary by the current emergency situation.

To which careers services will I still have access in the year following graduation?

All Masters + MBA FT

After graduation, you will still have access to MIP Digital Platforms (e.g. Flexa), where the employers in MIP's network post opportunities suitable for MIP students and graduates; in addition, you will still have access to other Digital Career portals partnering with the Career Development Center, allowing you to research job and internship opportunities, graduate programmes and to take part in virtual and in-presence networking events at international level. Moreover, as a Graduate, you will still have the possibility to attend a selection of career and networking events.

How the internship is going to be impacted?

All Masters + MBA FT

Students are eligible to carry out an internship in Italy only if they own a study visa and a residency permit (obtainable in Italy a few months after their arrival).

Students willing to carry out the internship in their country or in another foreign country must know that in this case the internship cannot be activated in agreement with Politecnico di Milano nor with MIP as a promoter. However, students are allowed to do an internship in their own country or to carry out a consulting project with Italian companies.

What will be my class timing and rules for my online and on campus attendance?

All Masters + MBA FT

In order to facilitate the online attendance, all the lessons will be recorded. Furthermore, in the case of disadvantaged time zones, the student can take advantage of the pre-recorded lessons and the absence will be not counted.

The class schedule can vary compared to the canonical 9h00-16h00 . Furthermore, lessons can be scheduled on Saturdays to guarantee the access to the bigger number of participants (depending of the Italy time zone). If necessary, lessons will be alternated between morning and afternoon.

How will exam will be conducted online?

All Masters + MBA FT

Exams will be conducted online via Zoom according to the correct time zone for the candidates.

How will the university ensure that social distancing and safety measures are implemented for candidates and staff?

All Masters + MBA FT

The university is identifying appropriate spaces in which to run classes to assure social distancing, and is also designing classes through a combination of physical and digital tools to ensure that classes can be run without any impact on the safety of MIP staff, students or professors.

How will the international exchanges and study tours will be conducted?

All Masters + MBA FT

Depending on the program in question the students will have the chance to take part in the experiential activities such as the exchange programs or the study tours.

The international exchange programs will be held face-to-face or online depending on MIP and the host school. If the pandemic continues, the study tours will be held in person (if the situation allows it) or online but with the chance of participating in person the next year. In case of return to normality, the study tours will be organised in presence. Therefore, the students who decided to join the programme completely online may miss the international opportunities.

Will I be able to undertake an extra-curricular internship after graduation if I don’t receive any offers during the programme?

All Masters + MBA FT

After graduation you might be eligible for an extra-curricular internship in Italy; outside Italy, you would need to refer to the local labour/internship laws.
Candidates have up to 8 months after program completion to undertake an internship which can be activated at Politecnico di Milano. In this way, candidates have the possibility to renew their student visa for up to 8 months to take up an internship in addition to the Job Search/Students’ Entrepreneurship visa extension
The above mentioned information are applicable only for candidates attending the program face to face in Italy.

COVID-19 - RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

The International Students Office aims at supporting the student community during the current health emergency and associated travel restrictions.

In this page, you will find updates and information on governmental provisions and regulations to halt the spread of the virus, travel information, useful websites and our services in this period.

Last updated November 30, 2021

 

The information available at this page can also be found at the following official websites:

Click here to read the prevention and protection measures taken by MIP to combat and contain the spread of Covid-19.

CURRENT SITUATION IN ITALY

UPDATE: The Decree dated November 26 has implemented a few relevant changes to the Green Pass validity. Read the relative section below.

The state of national emergency has been extended to December 31, 2021. Each Italian region follows different measures according to whether they are assigned “white”, “yellow”, “orange” or “red” labels. Currently, the Lombardy region is labeled as a “white zone“, which means:

  • Masks are mandatory indoors, and outdoors at health facilities or in crowded places. In Milan, they’re also mandatory outdoors from 10am to 10pm until December 31, on certain streets in the city center (Piazza Castello, Largo Cairoli, Via Dante, Piazza Cordusio, Via Orefici, Via Mercanti, Piazza Mercanti, Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza San Babila)
  • Staying home is mandatory if you have a respiratory infection characterized by fever over 37,5°. In this case, you must contact your doctor or the Continuing Care Service toll free number 116 117

In addition, the “Covid-19 Green Certificate” is necessary to access certain services, among which:

  • Universities
  • Workplaces
  • Hotels – from Dec-6
  • Intercity and interregional transport
  • Local public transport – from Dec-6
  • Food services indoors
  • Shows (in cinemas, theaters, concert halls, pubs or any other space also outdoors)
  • Sports competitions and events
  • Museums, exhibitions and other cultural institutions
  • Swimming pools, gyms, contact sports and SPAs indoors
  • Festivals and fairs, conferences and conventions
  • Thermal baths and amusement parks
  • Cultural, social and recreational centers indoors
  • Arcades, bingo halls

PLEASE NOTE: From December 6, many public services (among which ceremonies, events, shows and cultural activities) will require the “Super Green Pass”, which is a green pass that attests you are either vaccinated or recovered (i.e. a green pass obtained on the basis of a negative covid-19 test result will not be accepted).

For more information on the vaccination campaign, the Green pass and other topics, check the relative section below.

VACCINATION

FIRST VACCINATION CYCLE

Registering for the first vaccination cycle in Lombardy is possible for citizens of all ages and nationalities, as long as they are either:

  • holders of an Italian Health Card (tessera sanitaria)
  • AIRE citizens
  • holders of a valid European Health Card (EHIC) 
  • holders of an Italian Fiscal Code

International students who fall in either category can register for vaccination on the dedicated regional platform at https://prenotazionevaccinicovid.regione.lombardia.it/come-prenotare-online. Specifically:

  • If you have a tessera sanitaria, you can click on "Prenota il Vaccino" and insert your data
  • If you have a EHIC card, you can call the toll free regional number 800 894545 (from an Italian phone number) and book with your EHIC card number
  • If you are an AIRE citizen, you can click on "Prenota il Vaccino" and then on "Se sei un cittadino italiano iscritto all’A.I.R.E., [...] puoi gestire l’appuntamento al seguente link". Select "Italiano iscritto AIRE con Codice Fiscale" and insert your data.
  • If you have a fiscal code, you can click on "Prenota il Vaccino" and then on "Se sei un cittadino italiano iscritto all’A.I.R.E., [...] puoi gestire l’appuntamento al seguente link". Select "Cittadino straniero con Codice Fiscale" and insert your data.
    If the system does not grant you access to the next step, it means you need to pre-register. When you click on "Prenota il Vaccino", select instead "Sei uno straniero in possesso del codice STP, [...] effettua una richiesta di abilitazione alla prenotazione al seguente link" and insert your data. You will need an Italian phone number for this (it can be yours or that of a friend). About 48 hours after pre-registration, you should be able to go back to the earlier step as explained above, and proceed with the booking.

For any trouble with the booking, you have to call the regional number 800 894545 (from an Italian phone number only).

BOOSTER VACCINATION

Registering for the booster vaccination is currently possible for:

  • Citizens over 18 years of age
  • Citizens with frail health conditions or immunocompromised
  • Health workers
  • Citizens vaccinated with Jannsen

You can book your third shot following the same procedure as for the first cycle (see above).

BOOSTER VACCINATION FOR NON-EMA APPROVED VACCINES 

Students who have been vaccinated with non-EMA approved vaccine in the last 180 days, can receive a booster dose with an EMA approved vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), no booking required. Those who have completed their first cycle since more than 180 days, have to book their vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine through the Regional booking platform, as if it was a "first cycle" vaccination.

You can write to greenpass@mip.polimi.it to receive further guidance.

GREEN PASS (EU Digital Covid Certificate)

The “Covid Green Certificate” (or “green pass”) is a certificate that, within Italy, allows you to move from/to orange and red regions freely and for any reason, participate in public events or access certain services. The certificate can be issued by the Italian health authorities to attest you have either:

  • been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine (2 doses, or 15 days after the first dose) or a vaccine approved by the Italian Ministry of Health
  • recovered from covid-19 in the last 6 months and you are no longer under prescription of self-isolation
  • been tested negative with a molecular swab test in the last 72 hours
  • been tested negative with an antigen swab test in the last 48 hours

The latest Law-Decree has implemented a change in the validity of the Green Pass obtained through vaccination (previously 12 months). As of November 26, the Green Pass is valid 9 months from the completion of the first cycle. If you have received the booster shot, the 9 months validity starts from the date of inoculation of the last shot. 

Moreover, from December 6 two types of Green Passes will be considered for the purpose of accessing different services:

  • Green Pass Base: the green pass obtained from a negative covid test result. This will be accepted to access the university, local public transport and a number of other services
  • Super Green Pass: the green pass obtained from vaccination or recovery. This will be necessary to access most shows, public events or cultural activities.

The Green Pass can be issued in Italy through a number of channels:

  1. Through the Digital Green Certificate official website
  2. Through the IMMUNI App (you need the tessera sanitaria)
  3. With the help of your general practitioner or at pharmacies (you may need to be enrolled in the NHS)

If you have been vaccinated in Italy but you are not enrolled in the NHS, you will be able to obtain your Green Pass by visiting the dedicated official webpage and select "Utente non iscritto al SSN vaccinato in Italia".

From July 1st, 2021, the Italian Green Certificate has also become valid internationally, making it easier to travel within the EU. However for international travel, make sure to have a Green Pass that is compliant with the EU regulations. When it comes to vaccination, some Schengen countries may not accept the Italian Green Pass obtainable after one vaccine shot or one that has been obtained through a Covishield vaccination, but only one that attests you have completed your vaccination cycle with an EMA approved vaccine since at least 14 days.

For more information on how to obtain the Green Pass, read more on the Italian government's dedicated website.

For information on its purpose for travel in the EU, visit the European Commission's webpage.

COVID-19 TESTING

The Italian government has signed an agreement with many pharmacies to provide antigen rapid tests, valid for the issue of digital certifications, at lower prices until December 31. Ctizens up to 18 years old can access rapid tests for €8, while older citizens can purchase them for €15.

Below you find a general list of private clinics that offer many types of covid-19 testing.

Please note that this list sohuld not be used as reference in case you need to get tested to end your self-isolation. For guidance on how to end your self-isolation effectively, please refer to the relative guidelines under the TRAVEL section.

MIP TESTING HUB – Free antigen rapid test for international students for classes at MIP
Located in Via Lambruschini 4C (outside MIP)
Opening hours: communicated by each Program Office every week
The test is free of charge, and no appointment nor referral is required. You must not have covid-19 symptoms to access, nor be under self-isolation. Bring your passport and fiscal code (if any).

CROCE ROSSA – Free walk-in antigen rapid test
Located at Piazza Duca D'Aosta (in front of Stazione Centrale, MM2-MM3)
Opening hours: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, every day
The test is free of charge, and no appointment nor referral is required. You must not have covid-19 symptoms to access, nor be under self-isolation. If you need the written test result, bring with you your health card or fiscal code.

PHARMACIES – antigen rapid test within walking distance of MIP
Farmacia San Luca - Via Antonio Carnevali, 70. E-mail: farmacia.sanluca@libero.it
Farmacia Imbriani - Via degli Imbriani, 35. E-mail: farma.imb@gmail.com

CENTRO MEDICO SANTAGOSTINO
Servizi Covid-19 - Centro Medico Santagostino
PCR test – 75€ (result in 3 working days)
PCR test Express – 90€ (result on the next day, before midnight)
Antigen rapid test – 30€
Serological test – 30€

ISTITUTO AUXOLOGICO ITALIANO
SEROLOGICAL TESTING AND SWABBING FOR COVID-19 AT AUXOLOGICO | Auxologico
PCR test – 90€ (result on the next day)
Antigen rapid test – 45€
Serological test – 40€ (result in 24 hours)

*Patients who do not have a tax code, can fill out the lab results delivery form with the temporary tax code they were given upon admission and that is shown in the invoice.

CUP SOLIDALE
Tampone Covid 19 Molecolare (Pcr) a Milano prenotazione immediata
PCR test – starting at 90€ (test result ready the next day)
Antigen rapid test – 45€
Serological test – 35€

GRUPPO SAN DONATO
Prenotazione Tampone Nasofaringeo per COVID-19 negli ospedali Gruppo San Donato
Test sierologico COVID-19 negli ospedali Gruppo San Donato
Go to the booking page. In the seach bar, write “sars-cov” and choose among the 3 available options.
PCR test – starting at 80€ (result in 72h)
Antigenic rapid test – 36€
Serological test – 46€ (result in 48h)

SYNLAB ITALIA
Synlab Italia - Modalità di accesso al servizio di tamponi Covid - Lombardia
PCR test – 50€ (result starting from 24 hours later)
PCR test with guaranteed result – 100€ (result in 24 hours, downloadable online)
Result in English – surcharge 10€

PCR and serological tests can be booked through the APP MYSYNLAB or the website www.syncoda.synlab.it.

SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

Read below a list of general information for the white area:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Masks are mandatory on all transports.
PUBLIC OFFICES Reduced accessibility and temperature measuring is often required. To visit post offices, you should book an appointment through the Poste Italiane website.
BANKS & PRIVATE SERVICES Reduced accessibility and temperature measuring is often required. An appointment is usually necessary.
STORES Retail stores, malls and markets are open, as well as essential stores such as food stores, newsstands, tabacco shops, pharmacies, parapharmacies and laundry services.
RESTAURANTS Restaurants, bars, pubs, ice cream shops and bakeries are always open with the only restriction of max. 6 people per table. No restrictions on take-away or home delivery.
BEAUTICIANS & HAIR SALOONS Barbers, hairdressers, beauty centers, SPAs and thermal baths are open.
PARKS Access is allowed for physical activity. Playgrouds and sports areas are accessible.
SPORTS Sports centers are open for physical activity or contact/team sports outdoors, however changing rooms are usually inaccessible. Swimming pools and gyms are open and sports events have resumed. Individual physical activity outdoors is allowed.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Museums are open, however on weekends it is usually on appointment only. Theaters, cinemas and concert halls are open and fairs, amusement parks, conferences and conventions have resumed. Discos and ballrooms are open.
LIBRARIES Libraries are open but also offer access to their services via booking. Study areas usually have to be booked. The campus library LA MASA is currently open. Use the App "Affluences" to book your visit.
THE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

We strongly recommend all students enroll into the National Healthcare System (NHS), which gives access to free visits at a general practitioner of choice and reduced fees on specialized visits. Non-EU students can enroll after applying for the permit of stay in Italy. Learn more about it at the Health Cover section or download the guide on how to enroll.

THE “IMMUNI” APP

Immuni is the exposure notification App of the Italian government, developed by the Extraordinary Commissioner for the COVID-19 Emergency, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry for Innovation Technology and Digitalization.

Its purpose is to notify users at risk of carrying the virus as early as possible, in order to minimize its spread and facilitate an early diagnosis. To learn more about how it works, visit Immuni's official website at https://www.immuni.italia.it/.

While downloading the App is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended by the Italian government, as every single user increases its overall effectiveness.

You can also use it to request your Digital Green Certificate if you have a tessera sanitaria (NHS Italian health card).

TRAVEL AND QUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS – LATEST UPDATES

The following regulations, which are available on the Ministry of Health’s website, will be valid until December 15. You should always check which restrictions are in place for the country you are travelling from, before making arrangements, by filling out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ questionnaire.

Please note that the below rules for each country are valid if you have stayed in the same country in the last 14 days before travel. If you stayed or transited through other countries, these may vary (e.g. if you enter from France, but you have been to India in the 14 days prior to arrival in Italy, you will have to follow the stricter restrictions valid for India). A list of exemptions to the below regulations can also be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.

FULL GUIDELINES for each travelling case can be found at the end of this section.

Travel within Italy can be restricted to holders of a “Covid Green Certificate”:

  • for certain services, travel on urban public transport not included. See the section “Current Situation in Italy”
  • Read the guides for travellers in this section for suggestions on what to prepare for Italy

Travel to Italy is FORBIDDEN from November 26 to December 15, from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambico, Namibia. 

Travel to Italy is allowed for any reason from:

  • List A: San Marino, Vatican City
    Requirements: none
  • List B: currently no countries are included in this group
    Requirements
    : fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form
  • List C: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark (Greenland and Faer Oer islands included), Estonia, Finland, France (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Mayotte and French Guyana included), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands (overseas territories outside the European continent excluded), Poland, Portugal (Azores and Madeira included), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (territories situated in the African continent included), Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (including Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands), Switzerland, Andorra, Principality of Monaco
    Requirements: fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF); present the EU Digital Covid Certificate. IF unable to present either document, self-isolate under health surveillance for 5 days and undergo a molecular or antigen test to end the self-isolation period
  • List D: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Bahrein, Canada*, Chile, United Arab Emirates, Japan*, Jordan, Kosovo, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, United Kingdom of Great Britan and Northern Ireland (Gibraltar, Isle of Mann, Channel Islands, British bases on Cyprus included), Republic of Korea, Singapore, United States of America*, Ukraine, Uruguay, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. 
    Requirements: fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF); present the EU Covid Green Certificate or equivalent document attesting full vaccination with an EMA-approved vaccine since at least 14 days; present the negative result of a molecular or antigen test carried out by swab in the 72 hours prior to entry in Italy (48h for travellers from the UK). If unable to present either document, reach your domicile from the airport by private means (taxi or car renting), self-isolate under health surveillance for 5 days and then undergo a second molecular or antigen test at the end of the period
    *Please note: Italy accepts the “Covid Green Certificate” issued by CANADA, JAPAN and UNITED STATES and compliant with EU regulations, not only for vaccination but also for recovery from Covid-19.

Travel to Italy is allowed only “for study, work, health, to return to one’s residence or to reach a loved one”, from:

  • List E: any country not specifically mentioned above
    Requirements: fill in the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF); present the negative result of a molecular or antigen test carried out by swab in the 72 hours prior to entry in Italy; reach your domicile from the airport only by private means (taxi or car renting); self-isolate under health surveillance for 10 days; undergo a second molecular or antigen test at the end of the period

Find below our full guidelines:

It is important to point out that many countries, both EU and Non-EU, may have stricter regulations in place in regards to entry or transit. For this reason, we recommend to always check with the relative authority in the country of transit or destination, to know what the requirements for entry are.

VISA AND PERMIT OF STAY

VISA

For your visa application, visit the page of the Italian Consulate/Embassy operating in your area to learn where a visa appointment can be scheduled. For initial visa information visit the “Visa for Italy” website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

COVID-19 VIRUS INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS in Milan

Here you can find instructions on what to do if you are worried about the virus outbreak, if you are showing respiratory infection symptoms, or if an acquaintance was diagnosed with the COVID-19.

MIP CONTACTS

MIP has appointed Simona Strepparola as “Contact person for Covid-19” (e-mail: strepparola@mip.polimi.it; ph. +39 331 889 2068)

The Covid representatives’s role is to interact with the Department of Prevention (DdP) of local health authorities for the management of any suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19.

WHAT TO DO

If you suspect you have contracted the virus, do not go to the hospital.

Instead, contact by phone one of the following:

  • your general practitioner
  • the National Continuing Care service ( ph. 116 117 )
  • Lombardy’s healthcare department for covid-19 (ph. 800 89 45 45)

Follow the instructions you receive from them. In the meantime, you should stay at home and try to keep a distance from your flatmates, if any. Call the national emergency number 112 only if you need immediate assistance, that is, if you need an ambulance straight away.

As soon as you can, please write to strepparola@mip.polimi.it to inform us and to receive support.

If you do contract the virus, you will have to follow the guidelines of the health authority who has assessed you. If you have minor or no symptoms, as a rule, you can expect to be required to do the following:

  • Self-isolate at home for 14 days
  • Wear the face mask provided at the start of the monitoring
  • Keep a distance from your flatmates, close the door to your bedroom and ventilate it regularly
  • Remain available to go through the necessary health checks

Please write to strepparola@mip.polimi.it to inform us and to receive support.

HEALTH CONTACTS

Health Ministry Number (for general information in Italian, English and Chinese): 1500

After hour on-call doctor in Milan: 116 117

Regional Healthcare Number: 800 89 45 45

Emergency Number: 112

HEALTH GLOSSARY

In addition to the general healthcare glossary on the ISO webpage, find here a glossary pertaining to the covid-19 emergency, which will help you communicate your needs or issues to sellers and doctors.

Fever Febbre
Headache Mal di testa
Dry cough Tosse secca
Cold Raffreddore
Flu Influenza
Lungs Polmoni
Short breath Respiro corto
Fatigue Affaticamento
I feel pain here Ho un dolore qui
Face mask Mascherina*
Hand sanitizer Gel disinfettante
Do you speak English? Parla inglese?

 

*In Italy, face masks can be bought at pharmacies and parapharmacies

SELF-ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE: DURATION

As a rule it is 14 days, but it can vary according to the situation. Below you find general information, but please note that you should follow the instructions your GP or the health authority gives you.
A note: “self-isolation” refers to the period of isolation for confirmed positive cases; “quarantine” refers to the period of isolation for healthy people, necessary to monitor suspected cases.

WHAT IF I’M POSITIVE ASYMPTOMATIC CASE?
People who tested positive but are asymptomatic can end their self-isolation after 10 days from the notification of positivity, only if they receive a negative result on a molecular test taken after the 10 days period.

WHAT IF I’M A POSITIVE SYMPTOMATIC CASE?
People who tested positive and are symptomatic can end their self-isolation after 10 days from the manifestation of symptoms (without considering loss or alteration of sense of taste and smell, which can last longer), only if they receive a negative result on a molecular test taken after at least 3 days without symptoms.

WHAT IF I’M A LONG-LASTING POSITIVE CASE?
People who, despite being asymptomatic, keep being tested positive, can end their selfisolation after 21 days from the manifestation of symptoms if they do not show symptoms for at least one week (without considering loss or alteration of sense of taste and smell, which can last longer). This criteria can change depending on the health department’s evaluation, which will also take into account the immune system of the interested party (immunodepressed patients can remain contagious for longer).

WHAT IF I’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A POSITIVE CASE BUT I’M ASYMPTOMATIC?
People who have been in close contact with positive cases and have been identified by the health authorities, must:

  • Quarantine for 14 days, from the last day of contact with the positive case, OR
  • Quarantine for 10 days, from the last day of contact, only if they receive a negative result on an antigenic or molecular test taken on the 10th day.

WHAT IF I’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH A “VARIANT COVID-19” POSITIVE CASE?
People who have been in close contact with positive cases of covid-19 variant and have been identified by the health authorities, must quarantine. They are usually contacted as soon as possible by the local health authority for a first molecular test. Quarantine can end only starting from the 14th day, and with a negative test result.

Finally, find below other general recommendations that regulate the activity of health offices:

  • Those who live with or regularly come in contact with fragile people should take the molecular test at the end of the quarantine;
  • Kids should have different access to testing;
  • Close contacts of close contacts (i.e. those who have not been in direct contact with a confirmed positive case) are not required to quarantine or test, unless the direct close contact is later confirmed to be positive, or unless the health office decides a group screening is necessary;
  • The regular use the Immuni App should be promoted.

 

Source:

  • www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioNotizieNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?li ngua=italiano&menu=notizie&p=dalministero&id=5117
  • http://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioFaqNuovoCoronavirus.js p?lingua=italiano&id=244#7
  • https://www.regione.lombardia.it/wps/portal/istituzionale/HP/DettaglioRedazionale/s ervizi-e-informazioni/cittadini/salute-e-prevenzione/coronavirus/covid19-rientro-incollettivita

GREEN PASS

Covid-19 Green Pass Certificate confirms that one of these situations applies:

  1. The holder was vaccinated against Covid-19 within the period prescribed, meaning that they have received the first dose or a single dose vaccine 15 days or more ago, or have completed a full cycle of two doses (validity 9 months).
  2. Has recovered from Covid-19 and completed the mandatory self-isolation required for people infected by SARS-CoV-2 (validity 6 months).
  3. Has received a negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus having carried out a rapid antigen test or a molecular antigen test (validity 48 hours).

The regulations are in continuous evolution. For more information contact greenpass@mip.polimi.it

International students

International students may fall into one of these cases:

  1. Students without a Covid-19 Green Pass Certificate, but with an equivalent certificate, in conformance with what is set out in the Circular issued by the Ministry for Health on 30 July 2021.
  2. Unvaccinated students: these students must carry out a swab test every 48 hours until receiving their first anti-Covid vaccination. The regional authority Regione Lombardia is carrying out a vaccination campaign for all foreign students, including students who are not registered on the Italian National Health Service.
  3. Students who have received a cycle of vaccines not approved by EMA: these students must carry out a swab test every 48 hours, while waiting for further indications from the Ministry of Health about the time they need to wait before receiving a vaccine approved by EMA.
Equivalent certificate

With regard to accepted vaccination certificates, note that, according to what is set out in Recommendation (EU) no. 2021/816 dated 20 May 2021, vaccination certificates must indicate the following:

  • Data identifying the certificate holder (name, surname, date of birth).
  • Data about the vaccine (vaccine name and batch number).
  • Date/s when the vaccine was administered.
  • Data identifying the certificate’s issuer (Country, Health Authority).

Vaccination certificates, both digital an on paper, must be written in one of the following languages:

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Should the student’s certificate not be written in one of these four languages, it must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Vaccination certificates have the same validity as the Covid-19 Green Pass (EU Digital COVID Certificate) issued by Italy’s authorities.

For the purposes above, as of today, the vaccines accepted in Italy and authorised by EMA are:

  • Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech)
  • Spikevax (Moderna)
  • Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Covishield (Serum Institute of India, product under license AtraZeneca licence)
  • R-CoVI (R-Pharm, product under license AtraZeneca licence)
  • Covid-19 vaccine-recombinant (Fiocruz, product under license AtraZeneca licence).

Certificates stating that the holder has recovered from being ill with Covid-19 (Certificate of Recovery) must contain the following:

  • Data identifying the certificate holder (name, surname, date of birth).
  • Information of the holder’s previous infection from SARS-CoV-2, after receiving a positive test       result (date of first positive test).
  • Data identifying the certificate’s issuer (Country, Health Authority).

Certificates of Recovery from Covid-19 both digital and on paper must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Certificates of Recovery have the same validity as Italy’s Covid-19 Green Pass.

How to get an equivalent certificate:

If you need an Equivalent Green Pass Certificate, please go to this link: https://covid.ats-milano.it/?q=segnalazione_certificazione_verde_covid19

The link will open up a questionnaire, and you must fill in all the fields. If you have received two doses of the vaccine abroad, please answer YES to the question “Are you already vaccinated?”. This will open up a menu where you can insert the data about your vaccination and upload the certificate stating that you have been vaccinated.

If, instead, you have recovered from being ill with Covid-19, please answer YES to the question “Have you been infected with Covid-19 within the past year?”. Here also, you will be shown a menu where you can input information about your recovery and upload your certificate.

ATS Milano will process your information and, if the certificate from a foreign issuer complies with the Italian Ministerial Circular requirements, you will be issued with an Equivalent Certificate.

Booking a vaccination

From Monday, 16 August 2021, all university students, including from other regions and countries, can book an anti-Covid-19 vaccination through this platform prenotazionevaccinicovid.regione.lombardia.it.

To book your vaccination, first click on “University students in Lombardy” (“Studenti universitari in Lombardia”), and then on “Book” (“Prenota”), which opens a page where you are asked for your fiscal code and national health service number. Input these data and proceed with your booking.

Should you be unable to access the booking page directly, you must pre-register by clicking on the button “Request clearance” (“Richiedi abilitazione”) and input your data. The pre-registration process takes 24 to 48 hours, after which you will be able to book your vaccination on the platform.

NOTES FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO BOOK A VACCINATION BUT NOT IN THE ITALIAN NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

If you are a foreign student and are not registered on the Italian National Health System, you can still book your vaccination by asking to be registered. To do so, you do need to have an Italian fiscal code. Italian and non-Italian nationals living abroad can ask for an Italian fiscal code at the Italian Consulate in the country where they live.

If you are in Italy, you must go to your nearest Revenue Agency (“Ufficio delle Entrate”), located in the city where you are living.

You can see the complete list of Revenue Agency offices in Lombardy at  http://lombardia.agenziaentrate.it/. When you go to the agency to ask for a fiscal code, remember that you need to have your passport with you.

Once you click on the booking link given above and enter the booking system, the process is as follows:

INFORMATION ON YOUR REGISTRATION TO THE ITALIAN NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM REGISTRATION

We highly recommend that all international students register on the Italian National Health System, especially in the light of the ongoing pandemic.

To do so, students from outside the EU must first request a residency permit.